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2013 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest
  • Dylan Brown: "Rodeos always provide a sense of place. There's action, dirt, pride, you name it. It's a loud, flashy sport, with cheering and showboating.

    But on the underbelly are quiet moments. The moments between bucking broncs, beer drinking and the announcers crude jokes. Moments like this one, where a young boy waits patiently for the next horse to come charging out of the chutes."

    2013 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

  • Nancy Dowling: "Taken at Booth Island in Antartica."

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  • Priscilla Locke: "Standing at the edge of the Darvaza Crater in Turkmenistan. Known as the Door to Hell, this flaming crater has been burning for decades, fueled by the rich natural gas reserves found below the surface."

    2013 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

  • Melih Sular: "Hagia Sophia is the one of the most visited museums and most prominent monuments in the world in terms of art and the history of architecture. It has also been called the eighth wonder of the world by East Roman Philon as far back as the 6th century."

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  • Tariq Sawyer: "Eagle Hunting is a Kazakh tradition that dates back 2000 years. Around 350 Kazakh Eagle Hunters are keeping the tradition alive in the Altai Mountains, Mongolia."

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  • Edward Graham: "This is a long exposure, evening look at Main Bazaar in Paharganj."

    2013 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

  • Max Seigal: "I hiked several hours through the night in Patagonia to find a tree I had seen a few days earlier and photograph it with the night sky."

    2013 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

  • Graham McGeorge: "I love watching the affection and attention that Bonobos have for their young. They truly are a wonderful species of ape."

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  • Fauzan Maududdin: "This image was taken at Pacu Jawi Festival. A Traditional Bull-race that usually held after harvesting period, by Minangkabau People especially villagers at Tanah Datar, West of Sumatera. Best cows and jockeys are judge by the way they run the track fast and straight."

    2013 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

  • Douglas Croft: "It was amazing to watch several family groups of elephants around the river. The little ones run around and play like puppies, but the tiny ones stay very close to their mothers.  We were fortunate to capture this magical moment with mother and baby."

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  • Bruno Tamiozzo: "A child by surprise, is captured during shooting of a part of the old city (Sun City) of Jodhpur (Rajasthan - India)."

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  • Graham McGeorge: "Jeez Louise...Those cookies were good."

    2013 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

  • Chris Schmid: "The power of the Criollo horses at the Cabanha Ipu, located in Paran, Brazil. The Criollo is the native horse of Uruguay (1910), Argentina (1918), Brazil (1932) and Paraguay. It may have the best endurance of any horse breed in the world next to the Arabian."

    2013 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest